Approval of a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you are an occupational association preparing a scheme for the purposes of limiting the occupational liability of members of your association.

An occupational association is a body corporate:

  • representing the interests of persons who are members of the same or related occupational groups, including a professional group and trade group
  • where membership is limited to members of that occupational group.

Occupational liability is a civil liability, payment of damages or potential lawsuit arising directly or vicariously from anything done or omitted by a member of an occupational association in the performance of their occupation.

The scheme may indicate an intention to operate as a scheme in Victoria only, or Victoria and another State or Territory.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval you must:

  • be an Occupational Association
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult directly with the responsible agency for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.


As specified on the approval.



Fees for 2016-17.


Annual fee for each member of the association subject to the scheme and ordinarily a resident in Victoria.

Administering agency

Professional Standards Council

Act(s) name

Professional Standards Act 2003 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Professional Standards Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Contact details

Professional Standards Council

Operating address:
St James Centre
Level 2
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 4021
Sydney, New South Wales 2001


02 8688 8060


02 8688 9675


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